Thursday, December 24, 2015

The scriptures for Christmas

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There are different readings (and prayers) for the "Four Masses of Christmas" celebrated at: the Vigil, in the Night, at Dawn, and in the Day. 

One way to prepare for celebrating Christmas is to take a look at how the four gospels present the birth, the origin of Christ. This post provides those texts for you, below.

Did you know:
- that Luke's account never mentions the wise men?
- that Matthew's account doesn't mention the shepherds or a manger?
- that neither Mark nor John includes the story of Jesus' birth?

A little comparative study here may provide some surprises - and give you some good trivia questions for Christmas gatherings!